Q&A: Data Ownership Conundrum in the Data Driven World

Digital Journal
September 25, 2018

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As data driven economies rapidly rise, so do serious questions about who owns data and what ownership entails. Teresa Scassa, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation provides some insights.

“Copyright protection requires a human author. Works that are created by automated processes in which human authorship is lacking cannot, therefore, be copyright protected. This has raised concerns that the output of artificial intelligence processes will not be capable of copyright protection,” warns Scassa.

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